ADECS 2019: Cougar XT ROV for RNZN vessel
Saab Seaeye’s Cougar XT ROV has been selected by Østensjø Rederi to equip the Royal New Zealand Navy’s pending hydrographic survey vessel MV Edda Fonn, the company announced on 18 January.
The ROV features a launch and recovery system with snubber, heave compensation and electric winch motors. It is fitted with three cameras, a multi-beam sonar system, a tether management system and three individual tool skids with manipulators, cutters and water jetting system.
The 1.5m-long ROV is powered by six thrusters, each interfaced with a fast-acting control system and solid-state gyro for enhanced azimuth stability and control.
The ROV also features a control room and can be launched from a mezzanine deck inside the vessel’s ROV hangar. The 2,000m-rated ROV can be used for survey, drill support, light construction projects and salvage support operations.
It is compliant with NORSOK 102 3ed. 2016 Class II B.
Østensjø Rederi has been contracted to deliver MV Edda Fonn multipurpose support vessel to the New Zealand MoD in 2019 with an integrated ROV and dive system.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
Providing a reasoned and researched perspective on China's nuclear powered and ballistic attack submarines, Dr Collin Koh Swee Lean explains that academics are 'still grappling' …
Despite fielding a plethora of air defence systems, China resorted to buying the S-400 Triumf system from Russia, and late last year it was reported …
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is looking forward to a wide range of new capabilities and synergies when it begins operating its first MQ-4C …
Tom Withington, EW analyst, tells Shephard that China's EW capabilities and 'strategic posturing designed to intimidate its enemies is an increasingly prominent issue within the …
The capability of Asia’s submarine fleet is currently increasing, even if the total number of hulls ‘will taper off within a few years’. This was …
At this year’s ADECS 2019 conference in Singapore, there were few delegates willing to address the South China Sea and China’s growing assertive in the …